favors of Spring this day be known
the blessings of rain be they shown
at my door in beckoning glee
leaf and bloom upon each tree
and from the sky so high above
the sweet rain of nature's love
upon grass, leaf, branch and bough
droplets holding to Spring's sacred vow
lush and green blessings brought to me
bloom and splendor of the Dogwood tree.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Dogwood, Photo: PFR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.